By Sam Bush
Phillies manager Joe Girardi was peppered yesterday with a lot of questions, and he answered many of them with point-blank responses.
But he slightly hedged when asked about whether high-priced reliever David Robertson could make a comeback this season after undergoing Tommy John surgery last August:
“Hopefully at some point we get (David Robertson) back, that’s a huge addition. You get a David Robertson back some time in the second half that’s a deadline trade that can be a difference-maker… He’s doing great. If you ask him and you ask our training staff he’s doing fabulous but he’s driving them nuts because he wants to get on the mound. Right? And he’s not to that point. He’s healing great and we’re excited at where he’s at.”
While getting Robertson back would be fantastic for the Phillies, it’s very unlikely he does anything other than make a couple of September appearances pitching at 80%.